Eric Chau / Photo, Westport Police Department

WESTPORT — A 24-year-old man, allegedly placing orders for expensive liquor to be delivered to his car parked only a short distance from the store,  has been arrested.

Eric Chau, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged May 31 with credit card fraud and fourth-degree larceny in connection with the incident.

On May 31, officers were called to the BevMax liquor store, 1460 Post Road East, to investigate a possible case of fraud, police said.

At the store, an Instacart delivery driver told police he was suspicious about several orders of “high-dollar” liquor from the store, which were delivered to a man seated in a car parked in front of a house under construction on nearby George Street. 

Officers located Chau, and said that while he was questioned, he appeared to be “very nervous.” And, according to the police report, he “had no good reason for parking 300 yards away from the store and making several high-dollar liquor purchases to be delivered.”

Store employees told police that a different credit card was used for each liquor order placed by Chau, and that Chau’s name was not on any of the cards.

Police believe Chau was either making the online purchases using fraudulent credit cards or was the person responsible for accepting the deliveries and bringing them back to New York City, according to the report.

Chau was taken into custody, charged and released after posting $5,000 bond. He was scheduled to have been arraigned June 8 at state Superior Court in Stamford.